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COVID-19: Over 21 cr vaccine doses administered in India

New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 21.58 crores as on Monday, according to the provisional report by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As many as 12,23,596 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 13,402 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today, the ministry informed.

A total of 21,58,18,547 including 98,83,778 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) have received their 1st dose, and 67,87,633 HCWs have received the 2nd dose. While 1,56,67,311 Frontline Workers (FLWs) got their first dose, and 85,21,965 FLWs got their second dose of the vaccination.

Cumulatively, 2,02,10,889 persons across 37 states and Union Territories have received their first dose and a total of 23,491 persons have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

According to the ministry, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine.

For the 18-44 age group, 2,02,10,889 received their first vaccine shot, and 23,491 got their second dose. And the category of over 45 to 60 years, 6,64,02,012 were administered with their first dose, while 1,07,15,693 got their second, the health ministry said.

5,88,31,736 of the above 60 years category got their first dose, and 1,87,74,039 were given their second dose so far. (ANI)

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